Definitions of commit

  1. perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; " perpetrate a crime"; " pull a bank robbery"
  2. give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; " She committed herself to the work of God"; " give one's talents to a good cause"; " consecrate your life to the church"
  3. cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; " After the second episode, she had to be committed"; " he was committed to prison"
  4. To confer a trust upon; " The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; " I commit my soul to God"
  5. confer a trust upon; " The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; " I commit my soul to God"
  6. To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to intrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto.
  7. To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.
  8. To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault.
  9. To join for a contest; to match; -- followed by with.
  10. To pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger by some decisive act or preliminary step; -- often used reflexively; as, to commit one's self to a certain course.
  11. To confound.
  12. To sin; esp., to be incontinent.
  13. Committed.
  14. Committing.
  15. To give in charge or trust: to do: to endanger: to pledge:- pr. p. committing; pa. p. committeeed.
  16. To intrust; consign; do; pledge.
  17. To do; perpetrate.
  18. To consign; entrust; refer.
  19. To devote; pledge; compromise or bind ( oneself).
  20. To memorize, as a speech.
  21. To entrust; to consign; to imprison; to expose; to compromise; to engage, or pledge; to refer to a committee; to do; to perpetrate.
  22. To intrust; to put into the hands or power of another; to send for confinement; to deposit, as in the memory; to do or effect; to perpetrate; to engage or pledge; to refer, as to a committee.

Usage examples for commit

  1. Wait, my dear child, until you have at least lived through a single season before you commit yourself to any final opinions." – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. They commit one mistake, however. – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  3. While you cry for justice to the African, you are not slow to commit wrong and outrage on the white race. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  4. Roederer proposed their going over to the Assembly without a moment's delay, to commit themselves and their children to the protection of the representatives of the people. – The Peasant and the Prince by Harriet Martineau
  5. Shell we commit sin that grace may aboun'? – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  6. " It really doesn't commit you to anything," he said. – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  7. My position is that I did not commit this robbery and that I know nothing whatever about it or about the thumb- print that was found in the safe. – The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
  8. People grow afraid to commit themselves to any purpose lest they should not be able to carry it out. – Health Through Will Power by James J. Walsh
  9. Five writers out of six would commit the error of using as in both members of the sentence. – Essays Æsthetical by George Calvert
  10. But they're shrewd fellows: didn't commit themselves in any way. – At Fault by Kate Chopin
  11. He was a shrewd man, too, and did not often commit himself. – The Red Eric by R.M. Ballantyne
  12. Is this a full confession, sufficient to commit this man to trial? – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  13. Might I suggest that, before you commit yourself to taking these people to the police station, you just make sure he really has been robbed of his pocketbook? – An Amiable Charlatan by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  14. Well, suppose he did commit the folly you describe, what then? – As It Was in the Beginning by Philip Verrill Mighels
  15. Though he said he believed, when it came to the point he did not commit himself, and that is all the difference, between believing in Christ and believing on Him. – The One Great Reality by Louisa Clayton
  16. We again retraced our steps, rolling the stone, as it were, back up the mountain, determined to commit ourselves to the line of marked trees. – A Year in the Fields by John Burroughs